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Old 11-30-2014, 07:45 PM   #1
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Question Current Intel needed for traveling in Argentina.

I need current Intel from a local or seasoned traveler’s perspective.

We will land in Baires for about a month with side trips to Iguazu, Cordoba, Uruguay and where ever feels right at the time. We’ll drive through the provinces stopping in little towns. My castellano is fluent.

What SIM card should I get for local calls Movistar or Claro?

Away from Buenos Aires, and in a pinch: can (should) one get pesos from bank machines with Interact or visa advances?

Is there another map set for a Garmin GPS that works well? (Garmin’s is U$D 99)

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Old 12-01-2014, 09:04 AM   #2
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The machine gives the oficial rate of 8.5 peso per dollar while the blue rate or street value is 13.3 so you lose about 40% of your money when you use a machine or a card.
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The machine gives the oficial rate of 8.5 peso per dollar while the blue rate or street value is 13.3 so you lose about 40% of your money when you use a machine or a card.
Thanks Chile GS. So the idea is not to run out of dollars although I like to carry just lint in my pockets. It seems that the best (only?) way to replenish with U$ when in Buenos Aires is to make a run to banks in Uruguay.

On the GPS front, I downloaded maps from Proyectomapear and they seem to work VERY well at least when playing with it before getting there for the real test.

Here is a fresh question:
Rental Cars from the usual international companies seems to be a minimum U$ 100 per day all in. Does anyone in the collective know how to get better deals?
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